I had it in November. I had Fibroids and Polyps that needed to be removed. I had also had lots of period trouble going back for years, probably fibroids, but not sure. The procedure itself was easy, I was knocked out. Since I had to have things removed it had to be done at the hospital under sedation, but it can be done in the doctors office with some sort of valium type of drug. I was in quite a bit of pain for the rest of the day, nothing compared to CD pain, but more than I expected from what I had been told. Recovery was a few days, mostly I was just wiped out, could have been the anesthesia or just the fact that my body had been through surgery and I was healing, but also this was more than I was expecting, but nothing I couldn't handle. I was told I could go back to work the next day if I had a sedentary job (I don't so I didn't), but I don't think I could have functioned at any job for a few days. I needed to nap, big time and I was in some serious cramping pain and wanted my heating pad.
In the following months, I have gotten a period, but much lighter and no real cramping. Each month has been lighter and for a shorter duration. I am due now for my period and have no signs of it coming so maybe it has finally stopped them altogether?!? Who knows, but things are much better now. If you are sure that you are done having children and are having such terrible pain and trouble, then it certainly can be an option. I actually had had my tubes tied years ago, so the not having kids part was a done deal for me anyway.
If you have any specific questions just let me know. I don't always check my posted email, but I will keep checking this post so if you want to email me just post that you have sent one and I will go to my email to check.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....